This hand-built car has been, almost 60 years ago, the absolute peak of the american automotive production: it featured a lot of gadgets and it was more expensive than its contemporary competitor, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. Its price tag was $13,000 (back in 1958 the average yearly wage in the U.S. was $4,600)
It was designed in order to have no B-pillars along with suicide rear doors, a stainless steel (back then the stainless steel was extremely expensive) roof, power seats (with memories), air ride suspensions, air conditioning, cruise control, Autronic Eye, a dedicated atomizer for a bottle of Lanvin perfume and much more. All these things were of course expensive and indeed the car was produced for only two years, 1957 and 1958, in few specimens: about 400 cars were sold in 1957 and a little less in 1958.
This particular car (body #544) is said to be a barn find car which still has the original air ride (many were replaced as they didn’t work properly): the car looks really nice from outside, but that’s absolutely astonishing how good the interiors are after 60 years: we seriously doubt that they have been redone. Of course the California weather has helped this car to survive so well; then it’s up to the new owner to bring it back to the past glory. Find it for sale at $45,000 here in New York, NY.